Middleweight legend Hagler dies aged 66
14/03/2021 | sport | boxing | 942
Former undisputed middleweight world champion 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler dies at the age of 66.
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14/03/2021 00:11:53 25 2
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Rest well Champ !
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14/03/2021 00:11:56 11 2
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A wonderful champion, taken too soon.RIP
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14/03/2021 00:12:15 8 1
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One of the greatest I’ve seen.
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14/03/2021 00:12:30 420 8
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And absolute legend. His fight against Hearns is the best fight I ever saw. Heck, I still rewatch it every now and again! RIP.
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14/03/2021 00:16:05 115 7
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Same here mate .What a fight that was .
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14/03/2021 00:57:13 4 1
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The ultimate short fight - perhaps only Dempsey-Firpo can match that iconic first round for action.
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14/03/2021 01:27:08 5 1
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Fantastic first round. I thought the KO was a bit soft ...until I saw it slowed down.
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14/03/2021 02:12:46 6 1
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That bout was certainly worth the detention I got for not doing my maths homework that night. I was only 10, but it felt iconic at the time - even the shorts, like two kings, of the ring.
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14/03/2021 03:46:19 12 1
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Very sad news. The GOAT.
I watched his fight against Tony Sibson a few days ago on YouTube.
Thank you Marvelous Marvin Hagler. My favourite fighter of all time. He looked like he meant business - and he delivered. A true legend.
RIP.
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14/03/2021 07:24:28 2 1
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As a Kid I was glued to the telly for the whole fight against Hearns
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14/03/2021 07:29:22 2 1
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i watched it last week,
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14/03/2021 07:43:48 1 1
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Absolutely
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14/03/2021 08:22:17 4 1
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Watched that fight at a cinema in Leicester square London....Before sky sports...what an atmosphere 50% for Hagler 50% for Hearns......OMG the 1st round incredible ....RIP thanks for the memories
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14/03/2021 08:50:18 6 2
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In that golden age of middleweight boxing with Leonard, Hearns and Duran, the one you’d bet your life on to beat them all was Hagler. Can’t believe it.
Removed
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14/03/2021 13:48:36 0 0
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i have the hagler v herns fight saved on youtube to re watch after i get fed up watching some of the modern day fights
a real warrior and a true legend that didnt back down from no one
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14/03/2021 13:54:29 0 0
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Who keeps downvoting all these comments?
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14/03/2021 14:02:18 0 0
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That first round was epic... the best EVER... unforgettable.

RIP Champ! ??
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14/03/2021 14:09:00 0 0
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Absolutely mate,,,MH and TH where much better than Leonard, but not as flashy and didn’t court media so they always shout about SRL
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14/03/2021 17:44:12 0 0
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Round 1 was one of the most brutal and unforgettable rounds in boxing. The days of Hagler, Leonard, Hearns and Duran were the best
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14/03/2021 17:45:47 0 0
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Farewell to one of the greatest boxers of all time - Marvelous Marvin Hagler you were awesome
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14/03/2021 00:13:54 6 1
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Such sad news.

I remember all his classic fights against Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns. One of the greats.

RIP Marvelous
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14/03/2021 00:14:10 183 4
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Hagler v hearns round 1 .
The greatest round in boxing ?? history.
RIP.
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14/03/2021 00:55:58 107 6
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Gutted is the best way to describe it. For me the mavelous one was the greatest fighter I have seen in my life time.Fight with Hearns will go down in history as the greatest 3 rounds in boxing.Skill,power,determination he had it all.They don't make fighters like him anymore much the pitty. He would eat all today's middleweights alive.RIP Marvin destruction and destroy GOAT
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14/03/2021 01:12:17 5 4
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Nigel Benn v Gerald McClellan..

Ali v Forman

Ali v Frazier

Colins v Eubanks.

Marv v sugar..
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14/03/2021 04:18:08 1 2
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Second greatest after Ward v Gatti Round 9 in their first fight.
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jon
14/03/2021 09:50:34 1 3
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It's certainly up there, but greatest round? I don't know if I would agree. Greatest 1st round then I'm definitely with you. Either way he was certainly a legend at a time when boxing was boxing.
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14/03/2021 11:12:17 0 4
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Disagree. For anyone who doesn’t understand boxing it was a showcase. As for boxing ability for n that fight... they were both so open, got caught so much. Boxing has moved on, canelo or ggg would demolish them.
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14/03/2021 00:14:47 29 3
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Rest In Peace Mr Hagler.
x
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14/03/2021 00:14:59 62 2
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His name "Marvelous" was absolutely deserved.

RIP, sir.
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14/03/2021 00:15:16 27 3
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Rip Marvellous Marvin
One of the greatest boxers in an era full of great fighters and a member of the fab 4 at that time along with Leonard Duran and Hearns
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14/03/2021 00:15:28 7 2
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True warrior, R.I.P
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14/03/2021 00:16:03 6 1
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Marvellous Marvin. Part of a special era along with Robinson Hearns and Duran. Will go down as one of the G.O.A.T.
R.I.P Champ
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14/03/2021 00:20:41 5 1
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*Leanord not Robinson
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14/03/2021 00:12:30 420 8
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And absolute legend. His fight against Hearns is the best fight I ever saw. Heck, I still rewatch it every now and again! RIP.
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14/03/2021 00:16:05 115 7
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Same here mate .What a fight that was .
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14/03/2021 06:18:45 8 1
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Agreed. Best fight ever
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14/03/2021 12:54:08 2 0
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Also loved the fight against Roberto Duran, who gave him a great scrap.
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14/03/2021 00:16:09 68 3
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One of the greatest fighters ever. Marvelous indeed. RIP.
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14/03/2021 10:35:12 1 31
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Who
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14/03/2021 00:16:11 130 2
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When the term legend is thrown about - he is included in that.

Hagler fought at the peak of the division against some of the best boxers of any era. The 1st round v Hearn is probably the best first round of any fight ever.
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14/03/2021 01:03:29 6 66
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Any reason why Hagler never fought at other weight divisions like the other legendary boxers did during that era
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14/03/2021 02:51:28 1 19
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Ali giving George a right hand lead in jungle...

Lol...

First punch n tried to knockout George....

No greater dis in boxing...

Why Ali is the greatest...
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I can't believe it, he was so healthy. Some have mentioned a reaction to a Covid jab??? Removed
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14/03/2021 00:23:04 2 1
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Don’t be so disrespectful by speculating.
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14/03/2021 03:19:00 0 1
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Hearns twitter feed said Hagler was taken into hospital after a reaction to his jab.
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14/03/2021 00:16:17 57 2
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V Hearns was the greatest tear up ever. None of this hugging and come dancing nonsense.
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14/03/2021 00:16:49 48 4
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Sad news and so young. Saw the Hearns fight live Hammersmith Odeon, most intense three rounds I ever watched. RIP Marvelous.
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14/03/2021 00:17:00 9 2
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We have lost an absolute legend R.I.P
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KR
14/03/2021 00:17:05 24 2
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Watching his fights is good fun. A fantastic fighter who would have been at the top of his game regardless of the era.
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Rob
14/03/2021 00:17:41 37 2
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A legend and a gentleman.
He was in one of the greatest fights of all time against the Hitman.
I’m rewatching some of his best fights on You Tube now.
Rest well champ.
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14/03/2021 00:17:57 23 3
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One off the True Greats, loved watching him R.I.P.
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14/03/2021 00:18:00 215 2
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From what was surely THE golden era of boxing, Hagler, Hearns, Leonard and Duran.
Very sad news.
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14/03/2021 00:59:38 85 3
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The 4 Kings.
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14/03/2021 09:09:22 4 1
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An era when most sports fans could name the world champs in most weights. Can only name about 2 these days.....
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14/03/2021 09:33:41 4 1
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That four produced some of the greatest fights ever.

Different styles but evenly matched.

Doubt we will see anything like that again.

R.I.P. Marvelous!
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14/03/2021 00:18:08 29 3
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Gutted, his battles with the hit man were what gave me my love of boxing. Both legends! RIP ??
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14/03/2021 18:14:08 0 1
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BattleS Webby? They only met once, that incredible 3 rounder. Hagler met several guys twice, our own Finnegan, Antuofermo, Hamsho, Obelmejias, but he only fought the other Golden Age guys once, a narrow win v Duran (one of Duran's 2 best performances), the Hearns battle, then the SRL loss.
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14/03/2021 00:18:24 11 1
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I think he was the hardest man in boxing ,he won the ray leanard fight , he hammered hearns whimwas an awesome fighter from the Kronk gym , I met Hesrns in Detroit in 1985 a charming humble man , didn’t ask for his autograph an all the rubbish ,Marvin was my favourite fighter there was the 4 Roberto Duran Ray Leonard Tommy the Hesrns And the great marvelous Marvin , he will always be the best ever
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14/03/2021 00:36:10 6 1
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In fairness to hearns he was a welterweight it is a miracle he could get in with hearns, duran even more incredible he was a lightweight and went the distance at middleweight with hagler
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14/03/2021 00:18:27 4 1
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Legend. Rest in Peace
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14/03/2021 00:18:58 3 1
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Godspeed my Brother
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14/03/2021 00:19:00 6 1
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I only really remember seeing his last couple of fights but I have watched so many re-runs and he was a true great of the sport. My condolences to his family at their loss, that is no age to be taken away, RIP.
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14/03/2021 00:19:38 12 1
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Such sad news. Hagler was the most exciting middleweight I ever saw. An awesome fighter, in the original and genuine meaning of the word awesome.
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14/03/2021 00:19:49 97 7
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Gutted. Death must be hard as f*** cos I can't imagine anyone harder MMH.
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Ryo
14/03/2021 07:28:44 15 5
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Great comment pal!
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14/03/2021 12:02:08 1 1
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Yep deaths GOAT..no losses
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14/03/2021 00:19:57 17 1
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A fantastic boxer. His legacy remains as one of the very best. 66 is far too young. RIP Marvelous.
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14/03/2021 00:20:07 12 1
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Fantastic boxer from a great era in middleweight boxing. He'll be sadly missed.
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14/03/2021 00:20:33 5 2
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Pound for Pound The greatest fighter of his generation...
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14/03/2021 01:00:45 0 1
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The greatest middleweight I agree and MMM deserves massive respect and until recently studying the fab four fights he was my no.1, but as Duran was the natural lightweight of the four he now imho is pound for pound the man.
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14/03/2021 00:20:41 4 1
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Such sad news. A great champion, and a dignified person. RIP.
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14/03/2021 00:16:03 6 1
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Marvellous Marvin. Part of a special era along with Robinson Hearns and Duran. Will go down as one of the G.O.A.T.
R.I.P Champ
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14/03/2021 00:20:41 5 1
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*Leanord not Robinson
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Jim
14/03/2021 00:20:55 2 1
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RIP 'Marvelous'. Was there ever a better era for the middleweight division, with Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Thomas Hearns? True greats, all of them.
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14/03/2021 00:32:36 0 1
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Only one of them was a natural middleweight
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14/03/2021 00:20:57 3 2
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Truly shocking news

I hope somewhere they’ve finally got our dream middleweight fight Hagler v Monzon.

There may have been several “sugar Rays” but there will only ever be one “marvellous”

RIP champ
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14/03/2021 00:21:47 2 2
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A true warrior. RIP Marvin. Without doubt one of the greatest fighters.
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14/03/2021 00:22:09 9 3
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My favourite MW ... gave me so many great memories ... the perfect MW IMO .. Yup .. preferred him to Robinson ... he fought them all .. never dodged anyone .. how it should be
Class act inside and outside the ring.
RIP “MARVELOUS” MARVIN HAGLER
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14/03/2021 00:31:03 2 1
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Spot on

I have him over Robinson (who was a better welter) and Monzon
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14/03/2021 00:22:32 185 9
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The greatest ever at his weight, robbed against Leonard and had the class to walk away and deprive the corrupt authorities of the money from the rematch.

RIP Marvellous.
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14/03/2021 00:31:49 39 200
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Hagler was great but leonard definitely beat him
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14/03/2021 03:06:41 8 18
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Well go watch the Post fight conference. I guess the hugely swelled up face was just an allergic reaction. Get over it. SRL out boxed him
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14/03/2021 06:01:45 10 3
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It was extremely close, no robbery involved, I’ve changed my mind over the years, I think Leonard edged it, although I wouldn’t be surprised if I change it back again when I watch it today.
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14/03/2021 06:05:58 14 1
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Sadly threw the 1st 3 rounds fighting orthodox - he would have looked back at that and regretted them 9 mins. Still a close close fight but SRL had the crowd ( he lived off that ) plus sentiment was on his side. MMH had waited for him ... it was supposed to have been his moment - sadly for MMH ... SRL did the eye catching stuff that swung the scorecards his way. Great occasion mind you. RIP Champ.
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14/03/2021 07:56:11 22 1
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Leonard dodged Hagler for years, waited till he got old, fought in a bigger ring over less rounds. Then he spent the whole fight on his back foot throwing flash combos that looked good but hit arms. Leonards approach to the fight is the complete opposite to how Hagler fought his whole career. Brilliant fighter....
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14/03/2021 08:14:56 4 2
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No Leonard won, boxed clever landed more shots(not powerful) on Hagler by basically back pedalling for most of the fight. You could see Hagler's frustration. If Leonard had stood toe to toe with Hagler he would have been destroyed. Thats boxing, different styles and tactics
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14/03/2021 09:31:01 1 1
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Wow. You know your fight history. I fully agree on the corruption in boxing. Hagler had that fight won until money stepped in.
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14/03/2021 09:48:29 2 2
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Lots of pro Leonard talk in here. He was decent but not an all time great fighter - just had a few good wins. Never “held” a division the way Hagler did, cherry picked title fights (even winning 2 weight division titles in 1 fight), and got heavily beaten towards the end of his career. Lots of talent, bravery etc - but not as good as Hagler. True boxing fans know this.
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14/03/2021 09:56:44 2 1
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Robbed agaist Vito Antuofermo in his first attempt at the World title. Thats 2 defeats that can be scrubbed
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14/03/2021 12:20:23 2 0
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No DaveR, he was not "robbed". Close fight, but SRL was bright enough to not fight like the Hagler/Hearns shoot-out. SRL could adapt his style, & as at least one comment on here says, check Hagler's face at the end, all puffed up. A lot of Hagler's shots hit fresh air, as SRL would not helpfully stand still in front of him, & another comment highlighted the Hagler error, orthodox first 3 rds.
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14/03/2021 13:56:55 1 0
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Can’t understand all the arguments over who won. Two of the greatest boxers ever in a close fight. Maybe with different judges it may have gone the other way, but that’s life. I just loved watching the middleweight division in the 80’s. 4 great champions and when they fought each other the bout could have gone either way. Great days!
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14/03/2021 14:07:59 0 0
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Totally agree. I liked Leonard but the marvelous one was always the MAN and was robbed
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14/03/2021 15:33:24 0 0
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Sorry, but he was not 'robbed'. It was a fair points decision, not the Montreal Screw Job.
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14/03/2021 15:47:09 0 0
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Marvellous Marvin was great ,but Sugar Ray Robinson was the nonpareil of fighters at any weight
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14/03/2021 16:01:57 0 0
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Completely agree. Leonard spent virtually all the fight running away. Hagler was brutal in the ring and a class act out of it.
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15/03/2021 09:49:54 0 0
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I don't think he was robbed against Leonard, it could have gone either way. Leonard cpuld never hurt Marvin, and MH was well past his best, his decline was evident in his previous fight against Mugabe a year earlier. The mistakes have already been mentioned, 12 rounds instead of 15, large ring and hagler changing stance after 3 rounds. RIP.
I can't believe it, he was so healthy. Some have mentioned a reaction to a Covid jab??? Removed
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14/03/2021 00:23:04 2 1
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Don’t be so disrespectful by speculating.
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14/03/2021 00:23:48 2 1
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One of the true great warriors of the sport RIP MMH
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14/03/2021 00:24:15 4 2
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R.I.P. Marvin. One from the Golden era of Boxing.
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14/03/2021 00:24:21 3 1
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Sad news, still love to watch the first round of hagler v hearns fight to this day, classic.
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14/03/2021 00:24:49 3 3
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Legends are dropping like flies today. RIP Marvin
I can't believe it, he was so healthy. Some have mentioned a reaction to a Covid jab??? Removed
Removed
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14/03/2021 00:25:19 3 2
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Listened to many of those fights on Radio 2 back in the 70’s and 80’s. Great champion! RIP
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14/03/2021 00:25:22 351 5
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Hagler, Sugar Ray, Hearns and Duran. Those were the days!
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14/03/2021 00:29:09 70 6
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They certainly were, sir!
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14/03/2021 00:38:13 27 1
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Never has being 50 years old felt so good as remembering them days of Marvellous, Sugar Ray, Hitman and Duran. If you weren’t old enough you have no idea how great boxing was.
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14/03/2021 01:36:42 5 2
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Duran was a great fighter.
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14/03/2021 04:23:48 13 1
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During the 80s, we were spoilt with all time legends and I do mean all time legends... Hagler, Hearns, Duran, Sugar Ray and Tyson. And it was free viewing too!
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14/03/2021 06:58:59 9 1
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It was a privilege to be of an age where I could see those boxers in their prime. Absolute legends of boxing.
RIP Marvellous Marvin.
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14/03/2021 07:10:45 5 1
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These four produced some of the greatest fights ever seen. Hagler/Hearns was the best fight ever, there was more action, power and skill shown in just less than 3 full rounds than in most fights of today.

The greatest punch of all time has to be the right hand from Hearns that knocked Duran out on his feet. RIP MH
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14/03/2021 07:26:19 3 1
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Hagler, Sugar Ray, Hearns and Duran and Duran Duran.
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14/03/2021 10:50:45 2 0
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Hats off to Marvin . Even though Sugar Ray Leonard was my favourite of this fantastic four . RIP MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER ????????
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14/03/2021 11:53:05 0 0
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Do you own a Barbers shop called My T Sharp? ??
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14/03/2021 00:26:31 7 2
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Rest in Peace Champ.

Both marvelous in and out of the ring.
IMO, the best middleweight of all time and certainly had the best chins ever!!!

To this day people use his quote:
"Hard to wake up and go for a run when your wearing silk pajamas"

You are gonna be really missed. RIP
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14/03/2021 00:26:50 14 1
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League of his own.
Hard as nails in the ring.
Gent outside of it.
Boxing in the early 80s was “marvellous “.
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14/03/2021 00:26:50 2 2
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never have been into boxing but watched him destroy Alan Minter, Was amazing.
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14/03/2021 00:27:29 5 2
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he was up with the greatest
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14/03/2021 00:28:01 5 4
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A truly great fighter. RIP Marvin
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14/03/2021 00:28:51 1 1
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One of my childhood hero's. I'll always remember watching Marvin fight John the Beast Mugabi on my black and white portable TV.
Very un-expected and sad...
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14/03/2021 00:25:22 351 5
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Hagler, Sugar Ray, Hearns and Duran. Those were the days!
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14/03/2021 00:29:09 70 6
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They certainly were, sir!
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14/03/2021 00:30:49 15 2
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I implore any posters on here, fake or otherwise, to seek out this master of his craft. What an astonishing boxer. Sleep well mucker, you made the craft respectable.
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14/03/2021 00:30:51 2 1
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87 marvin v sugar ray... Wow memories of that fight as a 12 year old kid... RIP Marv..
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14/03/2021 00:30:56 5 2
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Devastated.

My #1 fighter of all time, hard as nails.
The greatest MW from the greatest era of MW’s, the finest of all weight divisions. Punch like a heavy, dance like a ballet dancer.

God bless “Marvelous,” thank you.
RIP
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14/03/2021 09:34:33 0 1
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And for me, the coolest man to ever step in the ring.
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14/03/2021 00:22:09 9 3
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My favourite MW ... gave me so many great memories ... the perfect MW IMO .. Yup .. preferred him to Robinson ... he fought them all .. never dodged anyone .. how it should be
Class act inside and outside the ring.
RIP “MARVELOUS” MARVIN HAGLER
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14/03/2021 00:31:03 2 1
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Spot on

I have him over Robinson (who was a better welter) and Monzon
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14/03/2021 06:49:33 0 1
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Personally, I have SSR over MMH. Don't forget that SSR had over 200 fights. I appreciate that you think that SSR was better at Welterweight, but you could easily argue that he was better at middleweight. He (SRR) had silky skills that nobody had ever had before or since.
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14/03/2021 00:31:04 3 3
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Hagler's fight with Hearns is the best three rounds you will see.

Ever.

And how Leonard got the decision I will never know.

Marvin arguably the greatest middleweight of all time.
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14/03/2021 00:35:31 1 1
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Round 9 against Sugar ray .awesome
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14/03/2021 00:38:26 0 2
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Leonard won no doubt
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14/03/2021 00:51:25 0 1
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Bar room brawling is not boxing
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14/03/2021 00:31:18 7 2
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Robbed by the illusion of SRL, best middleweight I ever saw fight.
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14/03/2021 00:38:07 0 16
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Leonard was a natural welterweight and he beat hagler no question
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14/03/2021 00:31:27 2 2
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Hagler as a member of the fabulous four gave boxing its greatest ever era.
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14/03/2021 00:31:36 6 1
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RIP Marv. He gained his World titles at Wembley Arena in 1980 when beating Alan 'boom boom' Minter in a short brutal demolition in 1980.
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14/03/2021 00:22:32 185 9
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The greatest ever at his weight, robbed against Leonard and had the class to walk away and deprive the corrupt authorities of the money from the rematch.

RIP Marvellous.
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14/03/2021 00:31:49 39 200
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Hagler was great but leonard definitely beat him
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14/03/2021 01:54:09 43 5
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Sweetie Leonard only won because they thought Marvellous would demand a rematch if he won it would never have happened, decision was purely financial nothing to do with the actual fight.

19-1 in my favour right now so take your leonard tinted goggles off.
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14/03/2021 02:24:31 34 4
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I don't think so. Hagler was robbed he beat Leonard that night. At the least it should have been a draw. No way Marvin lost that fight. RIP Marvin you were indeed Marvellous.
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14/03/2021 02:31:37 19 3
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Leonard won the contest, but he could hardly have been considered to have 'beaten' Hagler - he avoided close contact and won largely with jabs as he back-peddled.
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14/03/2021 09:03:22 2 1
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Haggler was a true great but so was Leonard, it was a close call but be respectful, he was not robbed!!!
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14/03/2021 09:39:47 0 1
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nonsense you talk, even forgetting the context under which you make such a dumb comment
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14/03/2021 09:48:14 2 1
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You're supposed to take the title from the champion, if Hagler had stood still in the middle of the ring, there wouldn't have been a fight, Leonard never stopped going backwards.
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14/03/2021 09:57:17 0 1
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Watch it again bud....
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Rob
14/03/2021 10:40:30 2 0
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No, but Hagler DID beat Leonard, didn't he. As somebody else said on here the split decision was purely about money and nothing at all to do with what actually happened in the ring. I'm afraid that is how professional boxing works sometimes, especially in the USA.
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14/03/2021 11:25:02 0 0
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Only because Leonard spent the whole fight running away. I remember watching and felt cheated of a fight
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14/03/2021 12:16:50 0 0
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Ooook Professor.
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14/03/2021 12:46:37 2 0
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I agree - it was a case of the stylist versus the juggernaut, and the stylist won. SRL might not have been as tough or as strong, but he was the more skilful; and to me, that's what boxing is all about.
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14/03/2021 00:32:01 7 4
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sad day, my favourite boxer ever rip, came to our working mens club in the 90's what a nice humble man
Of course he did you spanner. Honestly son, yer a fn embarrassment, Removed
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14/03/2021 00:32:04 3 3
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A fantastic boxer. A legend. Rest in peace.
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14/03/2021 00:32:27 7 3
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Hagler, Hearns, Leonard.
Never be bettered.
Sleep well Marvin.
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Rob
14/03/2021 00:40:01 10 1
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Don’t forget Duran ?? the four kings
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Jim
14/03/2021 00:20:55 2 1
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RIP 'Marvelous'. Was there ever a better era for the middleweight division, with Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Thomas Hearns? True greats, all of them.
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14/03/2021 00:32:36 0 1
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Only one of them was a natural middleweight
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14/03/2021 00:33:04 2 2
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Before my time but watching him back then was a true pleasure , One of the greats no doubt bout it , RIP Marvin
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14/03/2021 00:33:22 3 2
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great presence in the ring class marvin
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14/03/2021 00:33:39 89 4
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I’d give anything to have watched MMH or SRL get Mayweather in the ring in their prime. Then you’d see the difference in what a legend was in the 80’s to nowadays. Sleep well champ.
Of course you would you eejit. Removed
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14/03/2021 03:40:27 12 2
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floyd lost his mobility at 154, so suggesting a fight at 160 shows you don't understand weight classes and their importance.
floyd is a truly great fighter, but a lot of people don't like him as a person, or they are bitter that he dismantled their heroes.
let's tip our hats to marvin today, rather than use his memory to try to denounce a fellow great.
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14/03/2021 06:56:21 7 1
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Trigg, he was awesome. The fights with Minter, Duran, Hearns and the like were something else. Hagler could punch like Golovkin, had the workrate of Calzaghe and a chin like Monzon.
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14/03/2021 00:33:53 8 1
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tremendous boxer, his fight with Tommy Hearns were the most intense three rounds ever in a title fight, RIP Marvin
And again ? Removed
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14/03/2021 00:34:09 100 4
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Greatest middleweight of all time and 100% in top 5 of all time. Unbelievable champion. That destruction of poor old Alan Minter was ridiculous and the fight v Hearns makes me laugh at the level of quality and brutality v anything you see these days
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14/03/2021 01:05:43 35 77
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Sorry. But the greatest middleweight of all time was Sugar Rag Robinson with Hagler a very close second
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14/03/2021 09:23:20 2 3
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Hagler was great, but he only just managed to beat Duran on points.
At the time Duran was in his mid 30s, a pumped up lightweight.
Sugar Ray Robinson was better.
So was Carlos Monzon.
Marcel Cerdan another astonishing middleweight who wasn't given a chance to fight for the world title until he was past his best. Probably few have heard of him, but then how many know anything about boxing on here.
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14/03/2021 14:09:33 0 0
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"Poor old Alan Minter"? Not so poor, was HE, when he'd gone on record boasting that he'd: "...never lose my title to a Black man!"
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14/03/2021 14:10:45 0 0
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Minter had fought so many world class fighters and had a lot of scar damage by the time of that fight. Was stopped by cuts. Hagler was a class above him, but he hurt Hagler and anything can happen in a fight. If you stay in it long enough.
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14/03/2021 00:34:39 3 2
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Wow just read this. Another Great Sportsman departs. It hits home to see ppl you grew up in all sports debating the stage. Thankyou “ CHAMP “ ????????????????????
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14/03/2021 00:38:13 1 1
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Sorry Mr Hagler should read Departing!! ??????????
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14/03/2021 00:34:39 4 1
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One of the best to step into the boxing ring. Rest in Power Marvin.
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Baz
14/03/2021 00:32:01 7 4
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sad day, my favourite boxer ever rip, came to our working mens club in the 90's what a nice humble man
Of course he did you spanner. Honestly son, yer a fn embarrassment, Removed
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14/03/2021 00:45:13 0 2
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you are a very sad troll kid, get a grip of yourself
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14/03/2021 00:31:04 3 3
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Hagler's fight with Hearns is the best three rounds you will see.

Ever.

And how Leonard got the decision I will never know.

Marvin arguably the greatest middleweight of all time.
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14/03/2021 00:35:31 1 1
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Round 9 against Sugar ray .awesome
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14/03/2021 00:33:53 8 1
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tremendous boxer, his fight with Tommy Hearns were the most intense three rounds ever in a title fight, RIP Marvin
And again ? Removed
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14/03/2021 00:18:24 11 1
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I think he was the hardest man in boxing ,he won the ray leanard fight , he hammered hearns whimwas an awesome fighter from the Kronk gym , I met Hesrns in Detroit in 1985 a charming humble man , didn’t ask for his autograph an all the rubbish ,Marvin was my favourite fighter there was the 4 Roberto Duran Ray Leonard Tommy the Hesrns And the great marvelous Marvin , he will always be the best ever
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14/03/2021 00:36:10 6 1
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In fairness to hearns he was a welterweight it is a miracle he could get in with hearns, duran even more incredible he was a lightweight and went the distance at middleweight with hagler
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14/03/2021 01:06:48 1 1
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Exactly, Duran also beating Leonard is why I give him my vote as the best of fab four. I am surprised because until recently I had Duran as no.4. Only my opinion, they are all brilliant fighters and great men. So sad to hear MMM has passed RIP champ.
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14/03/2021 01:12:18 0 1
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Was Thomas Hearns the first boxer to win five world titles at five different weights during that era. Light Welterweight, Welterweight, Light Middleweight, Middleweight and Super Middleweight
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14/03/2021 00:36:56 4 1
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The best middleweight of a generation and possibly ever, Robinson aside. What a hero, what a fighter. Granite chin. RIP champ.
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14/03/2021 00:37:13 3 1
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Hagler , Leonard, Duran and Hearns. Between them they produced some of the greatest fights in the history of boxing in the 1980s.Immortal memories. Good night and God Bless Marvelous Marv.
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14/03/2021 00:37:17 7 1
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Wonderful fighter, the way he just kept going foreword in the ring is the way he lived his life. RIP Marvin.
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14/03/2021 00:33:39 89 4
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I’d give anything to have watched MMH or SRL get Mayweather in the ring in their prime. Then you’d see the difference in what a legend was in the 80’s to nowadays. Sleep well champ.
Of course you would you eejit. Removed
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14/03/2021 00:54:17 11 2
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Your name sums up your responce
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SLB
14/03/2021 07:48:39 3 1
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Silly boy.
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14/03/2021 00:37:54 3 2
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I’m still in shock. I grew up watching all of his fights that were available. Never going to be another Marvelous Marvin Hagler prayers to his family and friends thank you Marvin may your memory be eternal.
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14/03/2021 00:31:18 7 2
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Robbed by the illusion of SRL, best middleweight I ever saw fight.
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14/03/2021 00:38:07 0 16
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Leonard was a natural welterweight and he beat hagler no question
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14/03/2021 01:34:38 3 1
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When I first watched this fight, I was delighted that Leonard had won 'cos I was younger, and suckered by the hype around him. I've watched it many times since, along with hundreds of other fights, and Hagler was robbed.
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14/03/2021 15:36:15 0 0
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Clearly a huge amount of questions surround that decision, or it wouldn’t still be the controversy it was. Leonard ran, looked flashy and barely connected...and all the sycophants fell for it.
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14/03/2021 00:25:22 351 5
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Hagler, Sugar Ray, Hearns and Duran. Those were the days!
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14/03/2021 00:38:13 27 1
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Never has being 50 years old felt so good as remembering them days of Marvellous, Sugar Ray, Hitman and Duran. If you weren’t old enough you have no idea how great boxing was.
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14/03/2021 00:34:39 3 2
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Wow just read this. Another Great Sportsman departs. It hits home to see ppl you grew up in all sports debating the stage. Thankyou “ CHAMP “ ????????????????????
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14/03/2021 00:38:13 1 1
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Sorry Mr Hagler should read Departing!! ??????????
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14/03/2021 00:31:04 3 3
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Hagler's fight with Hearns is the best three rounds you will see.

Ever.

And how Leonard got the decision I will never know.

Marvin arguably the greatest middleweight of all time.
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14/03/2021 00:38:26 0 2
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Leonard won no doubt
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14/03/2021 00:39:06 9 1
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If anyone hasn't seen "The War" vs Hearns, you're in for a treat...

What a Legend.

Sad news indeed.
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14/03/2021 00:32:27 7 3
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Hagler, Hearns, Leonard.
Never be bettered.
Sleep well Marvin.
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Rob
14/03/2021 00:40:01 10 1
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Don’t forget Duran ?? the four kings
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14/03/2021 00:40:07 2 1
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RIP Marvin........One of the very best
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Grb
14/03/2021 00:40:54 7 1
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Pound for pound he was the toughest MF
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14/03/2021 00:40:58 10 1
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Legend is an overused statement but not when it comes to Hagler. RIP Marvin ??
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14/03/2021 00:41:21 4 1
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A tremendous fighter who helped forge my love of boxing, along with Alan Minter.
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14/03/2021 00:41:23 5 1
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Oh just heard this news and feel so sorry , what a great fighter he was i remember him beating minter , one of the very best of all time RIP Marvin
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14/03/2021 00:41:32 1 1
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RIP
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14/03/2021 00:41:33 4 1
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I was fortunate to see the great Marvin Hagler live on tv when we had live boxing on free to air tv great days.Hagler beat some great fighters Hearns,Mugabe,Minter Duran to name a few saw him demolish Alan Minter on the BBC live yes his night was ruined by mindless thugs but we all knew we had seen someone special become World Champion beaten by Sugar Ray yes probably out thought that night
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14/03/2021 00:41:50 20 2
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Gutted when he battered our Alan Minter.

But I came to appreciate and applaud the honourable and true giant of the sport that Marvin became.

Never ducked an opponent, has the most legendary of wins on his CV and is firmly a part of my lifetime’s ‘Boxing showreel’

RIP MMH
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14/03/2021 07:58:21 9 3
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Battered him because Minter said that he was not going to get beaten by a black man.
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14/03/2021 09:31:05 2 1
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Just to add, I have never forgot Alan Minter saying he never wanted a black man to take away the title!
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14/03/2021 00:42:44 12 1
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Sad to hear Marvellous Marvin Hagler has passed over. A Real Champion. They don't make them like that anymore. What A Fighter. Immense. RIP Champ.
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14/03/2021 00:43:57 2 1
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Sad news. A true legend. I vividly remember as a teenager, staying awake all night, with my radio on, so I could ensure I'd be able to listen to what turned out to be one of the greatest fights of all-time, vs. 'Hitman' Hearns. RIP Marvellous Marvin Hagler.
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bim
14/03/2021 00:44:34 1 1
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A true champion (a warrior)